Christian Craig had a turbulent time of it at Glen Helen. Some great starts and consistent laps put him at the head of the 450MX field, much like at Hangtown a week earlier, but ultimately a crash has forced him to go beneath the knife.
"I pulled the holeshot [in the second moto], led four laps and then was passed by [Blake] Baggett and [Jason] Anderson," Craig explained in a press release. "They were charging hard but I kept with them for a while. Twenty minutes in, my front end tucked on a jump and I went down hard. I punched the dirt with my hand and ended up getting a ‘boxer break'.
"Luckily the break isn't nearly as bad as it could’ve been," he continued. "I’ll be getting it plated on Monday and hope to be back on the bike within a couple weeks. Although my day ended with an injury, overall I'm pleased with my riding today and happy I was able to put my bike up front. I can't thank the entire team enough for always being positive and supporting me through the good and bad. I’m looking forward to getting back out front!"
Craig has already undergone surgery, but it remains to be seen when he'll return to racing. '48' currently sits thirteenth in the 450MX standings.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Honda Racing Corporation